With a triple in the fourth quarter of the early game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Patty Mills passed former teammate Manu Ginobili for the most 3-pointers made off the bench with one team in NBA history.
"There's something in understanding your role and trying to make the most of that opportunity, but still being true to who you are as a player."@Patty_Mills | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/r45mKGskxB- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 19, 2021
The Aussie has been with the San Antonio franchise since 2011, having played 611 of his 685 career regular-season games (at the time of the above-mentioned record) donning the organization's uniform.
Mills and Ginobili were teammates on the Spurs for seven seasons (2011-18) including the 2014 championship roster.
Coming to this game, Mills finished with 21 points, 15 of which came from beyond the arc. He was one of four Spurs along with DeMar DeRozan (20 points, 11 assists), LaMarcus Aldridge (22 points) and Rudy Gay (21 points) to finish with at least 20 points in the 125-104 win.
LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and Patty Mills are the first group of four @spurs teammates to each score 20+ PTS in a game since George Hill, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and DeJuan Blair on Feb. 3, 2010. @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/z0IH0zSt2c- NBA History (@NBAHistory) January 18, 2021
With the win, the team improves to 8-6 for the season, having won six of their last eight.
Through 14 games this season, Mills has scored 206 points off the bench - third-best in the league - on shooting splits of .474/.457/.895
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